I just came back from the West LA Pet Shelter and have mixed feelings of love and anger.
The thought that thousands of these animals are getting put to sleep every day makes my stomach hurt. :( There are way too many animals with huge hearts waiting to be adopted! Any shape, size, sex, age, temperament you want, you can have it. It might take some patience to find exactly what you are looking for, but they are out there.
I adopted my dog Sam 7 years ago and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Not to sound like a corn ball but the minute she ran up to me, I knew we were meant for each other.
P.S. I love you Sammie!